Right Here Right Now

I sit on the couchSophie beside meI find comfort in her snoring I feel the vibration of my watch7 o’clock, a reminder, time for Sophie’s pill There was a time 7:00 p.m. was my favorite hour of the dayDinner was eatenTummies fullDishes done Richard settled in his reclinerLaptop in hand I get cozy on my…

Mind Chatter

She sits in her chair looking out the window Today is one of those days she feels life is passing her by She sees people riding their bikes, The morning walking groupCars drive by She gets a text. It’s a neighbor. Can you take our garbage cans out,we are headed to Monterey for a few…

Glimmer of Light

It is so difficult to hold on to those small glimpses of light that shine through the darkness. This morning when I woke up I felt happiness, a lightness in my heart. Once I fully awoke, the chatter started. No, no, no, I am not going to listen. I used to pull a card every…

Morning Pages

From Morning Pages 1/29/2021 (the dark night has turned into a gray cloud and my sweet Sophie is still with me) Dear friendI am so tired of tryingI miss my old lifeI miss my husband My Sophie girl is aging and her limbs are slowly giving out on herI am scared and angry to have…

Wisdom of a Tree

She sat under the old oak tree.  It was her favorite spot in the park, one where she could take refuge, shelter.  Its trunk was massive, so strong, its roots grounded deep into the core of the earth.  The tree repeated its message, in order for you to more forward you must trust and let…